Monday, January 21, 2008

Not all experiments succeed

Over the weekend I tried a few new recipes.

These included: Lentil chili and festive diabetic cornbread; both were good - but neither could be called a complete success.

The lentil chili was really good - but I botched the recipe (using a 28 oz can of tomatoes instead of a 14 oz can). So it was lentil soup. To thicken it I added a cup of barley. It thickened a bit too much, but still tasted OK. Unfortunately the thickness lent itself to be eaten with a fork and there was no broth to sop up with the festive diabetic cornbread. The lentil cornbread was OK; but would probably taste better if I had added a ton of spices; and without any liquid in the chili - the cornbread was just too dry to eat alone.

The chili was really good but no one wanted a second piece of cornbread.

Tonight it's 4-Alarm Salsa Chicken; another experiment.

Menu January 19th-25th

Hey, hi and howdy - and a belated new year to everyone.
SaturdayLunch: Chicken sandwich with hummus & romaine
Diabetic festive cornbread & Lentil Chili
SundayBreakfast: Lightened Scrambled Egg Muffins
Lunch: Soup & sandwich
Dinner: Hamburgers on multi grain with romaine lettuce
Monday4-Alarm Salsa Chicken & mixed romaine salad
Spicy Ginger beef & rice
WednesdayBalsamic chicken & cheddar mash with steamed green beans
ThursdayLemon pepper fish, steamed corn and mixed Italian salad
FridayMexican pie & romaine salad